inside story. ♪ >> this is aljazeera america. i've from new york city. i'm tony harris. a huge political upset up north. justin trudeau will become canada's next prime minister and what it means for the united states. minimizing risks for the syrian airspace. the united states and russia reach an agreement. and screening less often for mammograms, and an explosive night for a teen who was arrested after her volcano
science projects malfunctioned. and we begin at this hour with a historic change in power in canada. for the first time in a decade, canadians voted overwhelmingly for the liberal party, bringing questions to an end, and wondering what the relationship will be for u.s.-canada relations. >> a stunning landslide swept justin trudeau's liberal party back to power. >> on the behalf of 35 million canadians, we're back. >> reporter: ending 10 years of conservative control in canada. >> it's time for a change in this country, my friend, a real change. >> reporter: trudeau ran a campaign similar to president obama's in 2008, adapting his slogan, real change. and on thursday, the white
house acknowledged trudeau's victory. >> the united states and president obama grasps trudeau. >> trudeau is closer in ideology to president obama than stephen harper is, but that doesn't mean that he and the white house will see eye to eye on everything. canada is the united states' largest trading partner, but canada's oil-based economy is hurting. trudeau plans to turn that around by running a $7 billion deficit to pay for infrastructure spending and stimulate the economy. and that will help canadians to afford to buy more u.s.-made products. the pipeline, running 400 miles from canada to nebraska. but he's less than a cheerleader far it than harp, an oil man, has been. also willing to work with the u.s. on environmental policies
but the issue that concerns the u.s. the most, the fight against isil. canada has fought against isil. but trudeau sustained his vow to pull canada oust u.s.-led coalition. >> they have made a contribution thus far, and we're appreciative of their talent and expertise of that effort. and we hope that we can continue to count on their ongoing support for this important mission. >> reporter: and whether trudeau can follow through on the support for relations with the u.s. will determine the presidential race next year. let's look at canada's election, and jamie mcintyre joins us from washington, and how much will canada's decision have on the fight against isil? >> reporter: militarily, it's not all that significant. canada was contributing four f-18 fighter planes conducting
strikes in iraq and syria, and the united states and the other coalition members who were conducting the strikes can certainly pick up the strike. but politically and symbolically, it's a blow to the united states. canada has been in every coalition that the u.s. has been in recently, with the exception of vietnam. and for them to pull their planes out now, it's something that the u.s. would prefer not to happen. the announcement was made by the newly elected canadian prime minister just a short time ago after he got off the phone with president obama, and he indicated that he's following through on that pledge. listen carefully. he doesn't quite say that he's pulling the planes out but that's the clear message. >> we talked about canada's continued engagement as a strong member of the coalition against isil, and i committed that we would continue to engage in a responsible way
that understands how important canada has as a role to play in the fight against isil. but he understands the commitments this i've made around ending the combat mission. >> so he understands that commitment. and tony, two other areas this could affect, u.s.-canadian military relations. one, canada was supposed to buy a lot of the f30 fighter jets, the most expensive weapons program that they have had. and prime minister designate trudeau said that he's going to pull out of that program, and that's a big financial blow to the u.s., and also, talk that canada might join in the ballistic missile defenses. canada and the u.s. are norad partners in protecting north america, and now that talk seems to have gone away. >> this came out hours after the u.s. and russia this agreed on restrictions to minimize
axes in the skies over syria, and tell us what the two countries have agreed to. >> the first thing that the pentagon would say, they don't agree on russia and the united states, and don't agree on anything regarding syria at this point. and it's designedtarily to ensure the safety of the air crews operating the same airspace. here's pentagon secretary, peter cook, who basically says this agreement or understanding doesn't change anything. >> the mou does not understand zones of targeting information in syria, and the discussions through which this mou is discussed does not support the action in syria, and far fro fam it. and it will only make the syrian civil war worse. >> reporter: now, this agreement or understanding only applies to syria, but also
today, the new chairman of the joint chiefs, marine general, joseph dunford, visiting iraq, says that he has assured assurances from iraq that they won't be inviting russia to conduct airstrikes in iraq. and a short time ago, maybe they would welcome that, and general dunford said that's not happening. >> new efforts to putting an end to fighting in the middle east today. as the violence went on for another day, security forces shot and killed two palestinian teams, who stabbed an israeli soldier at a checkpoint, and that was hours after the soldiers fired teargas in bethlehem. and the u.n. general secretary, banco moon, met with israel prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, and called for peace and it negotiations. >> reporter: ahead of his arrival on tuesday, the u.n. chief issued a video plea for
calm. >> i urge you, palestine, as a people and a society, to turn your frustration into strong, peaceful voice for change. >> and to the israelis. >> you, the people of israel, as much as the palestinian people, need to see a political horizon to break this cycle of reliance and fear. >> reporter: but as he came to talk, few seemed to be listening. fresh clashes in the occupied west bank, these on the outskirts of ramal a we have of hebron, a palestinian was shot dead after he stabbed an israeli soldier, and according to the army, two hit-and-run vehicle attacks by palestinians on israelis. this one just south of hebron, captured by a photographer. an israeli settler is, is hit by a baseball bat, and then
he's run down and killed by a truck. the israeli police said that it's not clear if he was run down intentionally. close to an attack in an israeli settlement on the west bank, a palestinian step ran his car into a israeli he settler, and he was killed. we continue to support more efforts to create conditions to return to meaningful negotiations and trust comprehensive and lasting peace. >> reporter: from israeli president, rubin ritalin, a welcome but also failed warning to the u.n. not to overstep it's mandate. >> we appreciate your understanding, be and your intention to bring peace to this complex regent it is important that every step taken will not be seen as giving a
prize by making this an international -- >> talks are planned with the palestinian leadership. >> and carl joins us now from jerusalem, and carl, good to see you again. does there appear to be any end in sight to this violence? >> well, tony, i think that if you look at the facts on the ground and what's going as well, it seems that though u.n. chief, banco moon, comes into town, and he's urging peace and lowering the tone, no one seems to be listening. even as he came in a town, there were reports of palestinians dead. and fresh stabbings, and even hit-and-run attacks using vehicles, and over the last few days, we have heard the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, restating positions particularly about the controversial al aqsa mosque
compound, saying that he doesn't plan to change rights and restrictions there, but the palestinians don't believe him. the leadership doesn't believe him. and more importantly than that, the palestinian street doesn't believe either israeli leadership or it's palestinian leadership. and there really comes the problem. whether it's ban ki-moon trying to get a resolution here, or jesuorjohn kerry trying to get resolution, when it comes to the stabbing attacks, or the hit-and-run car attacks, the palestinian leadership may not have the authority to really stop that kind of thing, and there's a ground swell of opinion, and now is the time to get our own leadership, and fet up with the peace talks, and the failed situation, where we can see no hope of getting our own homeland, and no hope of that two-state solution, tony.
>> given what you just said, i'm wondering if the secretary general will meet with mahmoud abbas, and even if he does, what's the best that can come out of these meetings? >> well, he says that he is planning to meet mahmoud abbas, and he said that he will meet him in ramada in the occupied west bank later today. and the occupied west bank, the scene of fresh clashes between protesters israeli security forces, and you say what can come out of that? he will state his position, and mahmoud abbas undoubtedly will state his position, blaming the lack of progress on peace talks on the israelis for starting this violence, but even amongst his own palestine liberation organization, executive members there also realize that the palestinian leadership has failed the palestinian people.
so again, the question really remains, what can mahmoud abbas offer? his hands seem to be tied. >> carl pinhall for us, and inier ger for us. carl, good to see you, thank you. >> the american cancer society has announced a revision to its mammogram guidelines. for decades, doctors told women to get screened for breast cancer every year, starting at 40, but now they're saying most women can wait longer. lisa stark joins us, and what are the new details of these guidelines is this >> reporter: well, tony, the american cancer society asked a panel of independent experts and go out and look at all of the research on mammograms and tell us if the guidelines should be changed. here are the guidelines, women should begin regular screenings at 45, and they get annual mammograms until 54.
and they say, after that, 55 and older, you only need a mammogram every other year, and there's no need for a regular breast exam by your doctor. so why this big change? well, the cancer society said that what they're concerned about is the risk from mammograms. those can be false positives or overdiagnoses, and it can lead to treatment and tests and anxiety for women that's unnecessary, and that's why they have come up with the new guidelines. if you are between 40 and 45, the cancer society said that you can make your own decision, and if you want to have a mammogram, but they're not recommending it. >> lisa, this is huge, and how is the medical community reacting to this change? >> well, we talked to a number of doctors today. and they were up in arms a number of years ago when another independent panel said that women don't have to start mammograms until the age of 50. and they say this is a little better, but many of them say
that they would start their patients at 40, but their big concern right now is all of the confusion that this is going to create among patients. we spoke with charlotte dillas from georgetown hospital. >> that is the biggest problem, women are going to throw up their hands, and say, nobody knows what to do, and forget about it altogether, and that's what we really don't want to happen. mammography gives us the opportunity to save lives, and we need to make sure that women regular getting screened. >> the other concern among doctors and patients, what happens with insurance? if these guidelines for some reason become the acceptable standard, will insurance pay for mammograms for women under the age of had a? the american cancer society said that it still believes that insurance companies should pay for those, and tony, one thing that i want to add to be clear, these guidelines are for healthy women with an average
risk of breast cancer. and if you have a family history, or risk, you should be screened more often. >> what is causing the concerns about overtreatment? >> well, there have been studies that show many, many women, when you have a mammogram, they're not perfect, and it may pick up something, and they take a closer look, and you may do another mammogram or a biopsy, and there are women who needlessly have these treatments. it's expensive and painful and it can lead to a lot of anxiety and that's what these guidelines are trying to prevent. >> boy, big deal, lisa stark in washington and thank you. a groundbreaking new study is questioning long held beliefs about the treatment of schizophrenia. new research shows that patients diagnosed with the disorder can benefit more from talk therapy than previously believed. the treatment has involved
heavy doses of anti-psychotic drugs, and patients who went into talk therapy showed more improvement than those who took medication alone. a florida neighborhood with a police shooting that killed a black man. plus, mississippi's famous state university has a big problem with the flag, and it may not wave over ole miss much longer.
and ask. >> baltimore city has a new police chief. kevin davis was officially sworn in after spending three months on the job interim basis. and activists protested anger over police tackin tactics. the former police chief was fired over the death of freddie gray. and it drove the los angeles mayor out of a church where he was holding a town hall meeting. activists for black lives matter around the podium. and they attacked his car as he was escorted out by the police. bare has been heavily criticized. new details on the deadly police officer shooting in palm beach gardens, florida. what do we know tonight? >> reporter: after three days after the shooting, there are more questions than answers. but here's what we know.
after playing a late-night show with his band, 31-year-old cory jones' car broke down in the wee hours of sunday morning in delray beach. at 3:59am, a police officer, in plain clothes, driving an unmarked vehicle, saw what he thought was an abandoned vehicle, went over to check it out and there was a confrontation, and jones pulled a gun. jones fired. and jones fled. and after raja fired again. the police said that the incident is under investigation, and he can't say of. but he added details about the evidence at the scene. >> a handgun was found at the scene. as was the box in which it was purchased. the serial number to the handgun matches the one printed on the gun box. the gun box, which was found inside of cory jones' vehicle.
>> that gun was purchased just three days ago, the chief said. and jones did have a concealed weaponner permit. but his friends don't think that he ever carried one, and he was a gentle, levelheaded guy who would never pull a gun on anyone, much less a police officer. >> paul, let's dig a little deeper here, and is there the potential here that jones didn't know this was a police officer who was approaching him? that maybe he feared he was invaded? >> we're speculating here, but it's 3:00 in the morning, and you're pulled over on the dark shoulder of i-95, and he told the investigators that he did identify himself as a police officer, and jones pulled his gun after that. >> there's no dash cam in the vehicle, and the department doesn't have body cams, so we don't have the evidence to look at. >> the police union is saying
that the police department in palm beach gardens isn't being front with this. and they have a ferguson. and the police chief saying that his hands are tied. and what's the family saying? >> they're demanding answers and more transparency as well. and by all accounts, jones, this was a gentle soul. mellow and a church going person, playing drums in a church band and mentored black children, and he was well liked, his grandfather is a minute itster and his father a bishop and his grandfather took questions about his grandson. >> what would you say to the officer who shot cory? >> oh. well, i would plead to him to tell the truth. the truth gonna make you free, you know? and that's the only thing that
will set us free, and i plead to that individual that he's going to be accountable for what he has done. >> tony, a very emotional moment there, and there has been an outpouring for cory jones, and his story is trending heavily on twitter. about 100 people attended a prayer service last night. and we'll see more of that, as they're pressured for answers as the investigators moves forward. >> paul, thank you, and more questions today over public displays of a confederate flag. the university of mississippi is discussing whether they should remove the state flag from the campus, after the county voted against displaying the flag over its courthouse. >> reporter: in recent days, the debate turned into a shouting match over a vote to take down the state flag at ole miss.
♪ hundre hundreds of students ad faculty members have urged the university of mississippi to stop flying the state flag, which features the confederate cymbal. but they asked to rise up on political correctness and support the state flag. mississippi has been asked to change the flag in the past. and as a community to welcoming and inclusive campus for all students, we encourage our government to change the state flag. ole miss is one of several schools, states and municipalities now taking steps to get rid of the symbol, following the shooting at the ame church in south carolina. those defending it say that it represents southern heritage. >> i'm proud of my family, and being in the u.s., and having
the freedom to display whatever flag i'm allowed to display. >> many see the flag as a symbol of white supremacy and slavery. in july, the legislature voted to remove it from the house grounds, and a month later, texas removed a statue of jefferson davis, and in september, 2 dozen students were suspended for wearing clothing with the confederate flag, a violation of the state's dress code. the state of virginia has also made it illegal to drive with a confederate license plate. and they gave motorists until october 4th to change their plates. >> reaching critical mass. refugees trying goat to their destinations before the winter weather sets n how countries are dealing with the crush, and separated by war. families divided by north and south korea finally reunited for the first time in decades.
justin trudeau, the son of a much loved prime minister, pierre trudeau. the message today was simple, canada has not lost its way. >> many of you worry that canada has lost it's compassionate and constructive voice in the world over the past ten years. well, i have a simple message for u on behalf of 35 million canadians, we're back. >> trudeau will now face immediate pressure to deliver an swath of election promises, from climate change to legalizing marijuana. and bisi joins us from colorado tonight. she was a long time columnist for the star, and the corporation, and good to have you on the program. i know that you get this question a lot in sports, but i think that it works here. so let me try it out here.
did trudeau win 24, or did stephen harper lose this election? >> i think stephen harper lost this election, and the reason i say this, the animosity toward stephen harper, as leader of the conservative party was so great that canadians were practically grasping at straws, and along comes justin trudeau, with the trudeau brand name. and the absolutely drop it dead gorgeous look, and the internet is melting over his looks, the charp, the charisma. >> well, he has a great looking wife and great looking kids too, right? >> i mean, it's perfect, they are picture-perfect, and he ran a positive campaign, and so canadians just grabbed onto him and voted for him. but not so much i think because of his polish, so i'm with you there. >> so let me ask you this:
so here's my question. what did stephen harper do? i don't think that we were following it that closely, but what did he do to turn so many people off? >> reporter: okay, i don't even know where to begin. but think of stephen harper as the tea party light, the canadian version, the soft and mushy tea party version, and he passed all sorts of unpopular laws that discriminate, for example, against immigrants and refugees. there was one law, his anti-terrorism law, and the entire country was against, every legal expert. and every constitutional expert, because it would impose on people's privacy, and it makes homeland security look like the friendly maybe next door as opposed to big brother.
austerity, you name it. cut corporate taxes, drill for oil, that kind of thing. >> so here's the question, does trudeau, in your view, have the ability and the experience to follow through on a number of campaign promisees? >> he certainly doesn't have the experience. i mean, this is a fairly young man. he's 43 years old and he came up as a snowboarding teacher, and a substitute drama teacher, but credit where credit is due. his father, i think inculcated a strong sense of social justice, and the man does read a lot. so he can speak. there's no question about it. but you know what? the canadian cupboard is bare. we came through the 2008
recession remarkably intact, probably because our banking system is so heavily regulated, unlike the american banking system. but the money to do a lot of the things that he says he's going to do, i don't think that he'll be able to, like cutting taxes for the middle class. >> what's the future for the conservative party now? what do they have to do in order to turn things around? >> well, i think a lot of canadians are looking forward to seeing the conservative party explode or implode. the conservative party as it is now, was formed about 15 years ago under the steely hand of stephen harper. it was two different parties. the progressive conservatives, which were the progressives, like the democrats in the united states and then the reform party, which was the tea party light. and he managed to merge the
two, and it's like what happened to iraq once saddam hussein was gone. the whole country fell apart, because he was holding together all of these different factions, so now what's going to happen in canada, the reformers, who are anti-choice, and anti-women's rights, anti-immigration, a lot of evangelical christians and that kind of thing, are not going to find a common ground with the progressive conservatives, and i don't think that there's a leader to bring them together and keep them under control. >> the last one, being in opposition, we certainly learned in the states, that being in opposition is a lot easier than governing. what do you think fundamentally changes? what is it that mr. trudeau will be able to get done and accomplished movinger forward? give me projections. >> i think that one thing that he's going to get done is
legalizing marijuana. i think that that will bring a lot into our economy and i'm not kidding. because british columbia and ontario, these two provinces, there's a huge underground industry, farmer for the best marijuana in the world. and a lot of americans come up to get it. so i think that that will be legalized. and it will be a source of revenue for the government, just like tobacco used to be big time. and liquor is now. so he'll be able to do that. and i think that he'll be able to lower taxes on the middle class. he's going to find a lot of resistance trying to raise taxes on 1%, and he's going to smack right into the united states and the whole business of the keystone pipeline. so although today he did say that he met with, or spoke with president obama, and that they
will find common ground. i don't think that he is particularly -- >> well, it's nice to have you on the program. and i'm flat out of time, but thank you so much. and thank you. with us from toronto, and thank you. and for a look now at trudeau's economic policies and what economic changes might be coming to canada, our friend, ali velshi is here, and ali, i don't care about your politics, but we'll get to the brass tacks of it. here's the thing, we have been talking about canada for a solid two days now, and that's good for you. >> that's two more days than you normally spend in a year talking about canada and i'm pleased to talk about my home country, and you, young man, might be old enough to remember pierre trudeau. if you ask american busy canadian primarie prime ministea
certain age, they remember him. but he ran a lot on a campaign that's based on change in progress. the canadian economy has seen a downturn, because like a lot of middle east countries, it's dependent on oil, but he's talking about a shift economically. trudeau wants to raise taxes on the 1% and cut taxes on the middle class. canadians making more than it hundred thousand dollars will be taxed 33%, and that's lower than the marginal tax rate for the highest earning americans, and corporate taxes in canada are lower than in the united states. those earning between $44,000.89000 would see a cut in their taxes of 1 had the 5%. but here's the interesting thing. he ran on a platform of running a deficit. so while we're talking about cutting, justin trudeau said it's okay, we can run in a
deficit. but in fairness, this wasn't an election about economics, it was about tone, change, and mistakes that the harper government made. and this great passion that justin trudeau brings, but his economic policies are far to the left. >> that youthful energy, and great family, attractive stuff. and what kind of policies are likely to change under trudeau's leadership? >> when we went through a recession in the united states, the instinct was the stimulus bill, and everybody wanted to pull back. canada is getting into a recession, and some say that it's in a recession, he's talking about an increase in spending. $46 billion in infrastructure projects. remember, canada is one tenth the size of the united states, and he cis that he's going to run deficits for three years, much of it for environmentally friendly projects, he wants to
legalize marijuana and tax the purchase and the sale of it. and it's also facing an influx of syrian refugees, which many countries are, and harper said that he didn't want them because terrorists will show up in midst, and trudeau said that he will immediately process 25,000 syrian refugees, and he's putting $100 million into helping canada process those refugees. social programs are going to be expanded and costs associated with that. so this is one. things that you have to look at 10 years from now and say, was he right? >> good stuff, and ali, what other stuff is on the program tonight? >> this is the debate about soaring prescription drug prices in america. one canadian company buying up american pharmaceuticals, and just so you know, i'm not always a cheerleader for canada. >> but it has been a good couple of days. >> and the blue jays!
>> and the blue jays, back alive again. good to see you, brother, and you can watch ali velshi, right here on aljazeera america. jim webb is the first casualty in the democratic race for president. the former virginia senator dropped out of the race today. webb was very critical of the party hierarchy. saying that he's not sure that he will remain a registered democrat. and he's weighing on running for president as an independent. the slovenian nation is dealing with thousands of refugees, and be it could send troops to its borders through croatia trying to reduce the number of people trying to pass through on the way to austria and other countries. more at the border >> reporter: the progress has been hampered by bad weather and official restrictions, but on tuesday, the pressures reached a critical mass on the border. when the refugee camp on the
slovenian side, 2,000 men and women and children gave up waiting and went streaming down the hill to the austrian border. >> we told them, we don't want anything, just to go and complete our journey. >> austrian soldiers and police strung a barrier across the road. the atmosphere was anything but calm. >> agency the pressure grows, so does the imition patience. the group behind me is walking on the slovenian side. but they're not registered with the austrian side. and they want to push their way through, and clearly, it's not going to succeed. but the authorities are having a difficulty keeping the order. the breaking point will be on tuesday, with hundreds more refugees going to the slovenian camp, already hosting more than 200,000 people.
the camp had been orderly, providing food and warm clothes. >> these people came to my heart. and i emptied my closet. and took all of children's stuff because i have a small child. and bring them here. brought them here to help people. because they are wet. >> slovenia, a country of 2 million people, said that it can't cope with the number of arrivals from croatia, and going to austria. the police have now reinforced their capability and brought riot vehicles to patrol on the croatian border. they are processing the refugees as quickly as the system allows. >> we want them to have aid, and to have food, so they can sleep somewhere in austria, and there's no limitation of the persons that we get from
slovenia, but we need to have correct order and correct procedure to get them. so this is the problem. >> the police don't lack compassion, but it seems that the system cannot keep one the reality. but for this group, the journey is almost over. and they're boarding coaches, and they will be taken into aus tree once they're closer to the preferred destination of germany. >> chinese president, xi jinping, with a state visit to the uk. and earlier today, president xi addressing parliament in a tie between the two nations before a lavish dinner at buckingham palace. >> britain has rolled out the red carpet for president xi.
treating him and with a royal gun salute, he was given the rare honor of addressing both houses of parliament. >> parliamentarians are the decree of society. and i bid you well, as we chinese often say. i pray that you promote the relations between china and strengthen our relationship and build understanding and cooperation to create an even brighter and more promising future for our bilateral ties. >> a ceremonial day before the two sides get down to business. they expect president xi to sign $4 billion in deals. as they look for high-speed railing to nuclear power stations. >> there will be big announcements, i have no doubt, with the infrastructure, and
finance. quite a ride range of sectors, and it's quite a chance for him and the team of ministers to engage with us at lots of different levels. >> but not everyone wants a closer relationship with china. protesting outside of buckingham palace were human rights groups, anxious that the uk is putting money before morals. >> in the last two years, there has been an alarming deterioration, with poor human relations, and we have seen on human rights activists, and critics, earlier this year, several hundred people have been released and many are in custody, and many don't get access to lawyers, and so it's a crackdown in terms of political activism and what happens to those who criticize the government. and ongoing concerns for freedom of expression. >> in buckingham palace, the topic of human rights is an
>> well, today begins a week of emotional reunions for families torn apart by the korean war. for the next several days, people from north and south korea will have the chance to meet relatives that they have not seen in over 60 years. more from go song south korea. >> in a hotel just north of the border that splits north korea from the south and the people from each other, deepest emotions locked up for decades rush forward. the prevailing one is love. brother for sister, parent for child. and husband for wife. she was three months pregnant when her husband disappeared during the korean war. we met mother and son, preparing for their journey south of the border. >> back then, we were only
just married. and we hadn't even called each other darling, not even once. >> they join more than 1 ho others from the north. 63,000 have died waiting. and the insistence is for this to happen more regularly. it all depends on the climate. >> 30,000 have met each other, and we have tried our best to make it an ongoing regular rendezvous. >> soon the buses were snaking their way up the coast to the resort. >> it's hard to imagine the emotional impact of these meetings, coming as they do decades after waiting, and they're so fleeting, just six such meetings lasting two hours each. and then it will be all over. and 2015 the divided nature of he's countries, it's likely that it's the last chance that
they have. no second chances to get these moments right before they too become memories. aljazeera, go song, south korea. >> and for a look at what's coming up at the top of the hour, john seigenthaler. >> secret interrogation, chicago, a police warehouse was used as an off-the books detention center, and as an television gather center. thousands were sent there, and only dozens had access to an attorney. price gouging. last month, a pharmaceutical company raised the price of one drug by 5,000%, and now the federal government is looking at other drug companies and high prices. chemicals used in production, showing up in water in irrigation in california farms, and what happened when we approached multiple state
agencies about that concern. also tonight, detecting breast cancer, new guidelines say screen later and less often, and the update drops routine physical breast exams by doctors. the new information that physicians have, and what role, if any, did the money and insurance companies have in that decision? more coming up in a few minutes. >> see you then, and thank you. it was a night of stars at the white house. look at this. stars in the sky, that is, the white house hosted astronomy night monday on the south lawn. several of america's brightest young minds were there, and two students were arrested because their science projects looked dangerous to their teachers. keira mill mott was at the white house for astronomy, and kyra, take a moment and describe last night and your visit to the white house. >> the white house was very
amazing and we had a very beautiful view. we learned about the james web telescope, which is the next biggest next to the hubble. and we learned about finding running water on mars, and we looked at star neb laz, and clusters and the moon. >> kei keira, this nearly didn't happen. you weren't on the original white house list, and then i did a little bit of reading and said that you were the beneficiary of a petition drive to get in, and is that correct? >> originally, it was started when mohamed was invited to the white house, and a few scientists said why don't i get to come and started a petition. >> did you get a chance to talk to ahmed mohamed last night? >> we ran into each other, and i said, you're the teen who was
arrested. and we got a few pictures, but didn't get to speak after that. >> . >> so who were the cool people that you got to meet last night? >> i got to meet the crew, and the science guy and the first female african-american astronaut. >> there you go, and did you get an opportunity to meet and speak to the president. >> the presiden president did a speech, but i didn't meet him. >> tell us and everyone watching us, why you were arrested a couple of years ago now? >> two years ago, on april 22nd, 2013, i was preparing my volcano science project, and the lid popped off and the smoke came out and the dean came over and asked what was going on, and i told him it was a science project, and he was on his way, and a few minutes later, i was taken out of class and taken to the office and told it was a bomb. >> you were told it was a bomb? >> i was. >> so eventually the charges
were dropped. but am i correct here? you didn't finish that particular school year with your class? >> i was suspended from school, and recommended for expulsion, i finished out my junior year at an alternative high school. >> how would you describe the way you were treated during that ordeal? >> i was treated like a criminal, and called a terrorist by students at the school. my sister was also called a terrorist by students at the previous school that i went to. and it was just a really hard time. >> how did you overcome it? >> i had my sister there to support me, my mom, my lawyer. >> what's the take away from your experience? what do you count as one of the lessons that will stay with you for probably the rest of your life. >> don't let them tell you you can't do what you want to do. most students are discouraged
from stem careers because of incidents like mine and incidents like ahmed mohamed. and it's not going away, and it's what the world is going to now. >> keira, thank you, and great to talk to you. >> you too. >> we have an update on be ahmed mohamed, the texas teen whose homemade clock was mistaken for a bomb. he's apparently leaving the united states. in a statement, he has accepted a spot at the qatar foundation for education and development. ac meld's father said that he wanted to move to a place where his kids can study and learn and be accepted by that country. and that is all of our time for this news hour. i'm tony harris in new york city. if you would like the latest on any of the stories from this news hour, head on over to the website, aljazeera.com. that's aljazeera.com.